Omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of dementia.

  title={Omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of dementia.},
  author={Marion Burckhardt and Max G Herke and Tobias Wustmann and Stefan Watzke and Gero Langer and Astrid Fink},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 PUFAs) from fish and plant sources are commonly considered as a promising non-medical alternative to improve brain functions and slow down the progression of dementia. This assumption is mostly based on findings of preclinical studies and epidemiological research. Resulting explanatory models aim at the role omega-3 PUFAs play in the development and integrity of the brain's neurons, their protective antioxidative effect on cell membranes… CONTINUE READING
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